Comparison of Turkey's performance of greenhouse gas emissions and local/regional pollutants with EU countries


ENERGY POLICY, vol.37, no.12, pp.5007-5018, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.enpol.2009.06.069
  • Title of Journal : ENERGY POLICY
  • Page Numbers: pp.5007-5018


Turkey signed the Kyoto Protocol on February 17th, 2009. Therefore, to fulfill the liabilities of the Kyoto Protocol, she has to review her status and make strategic plans to hold the emissions at the levels specified in the protocol. For this purpose, in this study employing data envelopment analysis (DEA), Turkey's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and local/regional pollutants compared to the European Union (EU) countries have been put in place. Since the data on Malta and Cyprus was inadequate, these two nations were excluded from the evaluation. As a candidate for EU, Turkey is required to reduce the emissions by 8% until 2012 within the framework of the Kyoto Protocol.